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Nightstand Progress #2: Almost Done.

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 01-01-2008 02:45 AM 849 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sunlight

Last week I sanded nightstand #1. I had scuffed it up badly storing it and had to resand a large portion of the outside. I used pocket screws to attach the top.

Since I sanded the project, I needed to expose it to sunlight to even out the color, so outside it went. It was nice today, over 70 degrees in the sun.

Sunshine..U.V.—-

Second Up
The second nightstand only needed detailing on the drawers. I went over them yesterday with 220 and then cheese-clothed them.

The Finish

On went the danish oil.

I followed two coats with a buffing/ drying rag.


Last steps

I lost one of my handle knobs, so I have to take care of that. I am also planning on ordering glass for the tops. Then we have new nightstands!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



10 comments so far

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CedarFreakCarl

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#1 posted 01-01-2008 06:55 AM

I really like the dovetails on the drawers as well as having two of them. You can’t have too much storage space beside the bed. Great design!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 07:17 AM

Those are gorgeous!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 01-01-2008 10:07 AM

John those are some nice looking night stands. I really like the arched design and the contrasting woods. Might have to knock off your design and make a couple myself.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#4 posted 01-01-2008 11:51 AM

Very impressive. I admire your craftsmanship and your design.

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Kaleo

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#5 posted 01-01-2008 12:17 PM

John-

Those are just beautiful nightstands. Very nice design and great craftsmanship.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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gizmodyne

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#6 posted 01-01-2008 09:18 PM

Thanks for the comments. They are a Harvey Ellis / Stickley design with some mods that I will go into when I get around to posting the final project.

I am going out to put the top on today. And install the one knob I could find. I will have to get another. Grrr.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Bill

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#7 posted 01-01-2008 09:30 PM

Notice how those little things just run away when you need them. If you were not putting it together, you would probably find the knobs just like that.

Well done Giz.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Jeff

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#8 posted 01-02-2008 04:06 AM

Great stands, Giz. I’m with Bill, I might to put these on the list.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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gizmodyne

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#9 posted 01-02-2008 05:40 AM

Thanks Bill,

You would not believe the bits of hardware I have running around here. I still have 10 more doors to finish in my house.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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gizmodyne

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#10 posted 01-02-2008 05:41 AM

Jeff- I recommend the Shop Drawings books. They are just drawings with no directions, but they give you great ideas.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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